A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Itbayat in Philippines. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/12/15 / 2015-12-19 07:40:20 / December 19, 2015 @ 7:40 am. Unique identifier: us100048us. Ids that are associated to the event: us100048us. The temblor was reported at 15:40:20 / 3:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 122.0404 East, latitude 20.8769 North, depth = 151.64 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 151.64 km (94 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Basco. Close country/countries that might be effected, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Basco (c. 7 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 22 km ENE of Itbayat, Philippines.
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